Mike’s Walks

Favourite Training Walks

Heading for the summit of Shutlingsloe

One of my favourite training walks for Pinnacle Walking Holidays is Shuttlingsloe, not too far from home. Wildlife Watch Our walk began from Ridgegate reservoir on the edge of the Macclesfield Forest. There is usually ample free parking here although the visitor centre just up the road has pay and display parking. Today the Forest

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Footwear for Walking

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

At Pinnacle Walking Holidays we see many types of footwear for walking worn by our guests. Some seem happy in approach shoes and others need the support of a good walking boot. Footwear plays such an important part in your enjoyment of the outdoors. Whether it’s an easy walking holiday in the Peak District through

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Tips for Getting Fit for a Walking Holiday

Prarion in Chamonix; time for a down jacket and great views of the French Alps

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers a great way to enjoy a holiday. If you are keen to book a Walking Holiday in 2018, then now is a great time to pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more walking. Why is walking good

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Chamonix in Summer is Awesome

Encountering a sign post above Chamonix in Summer

It’s hard to believe that it is January 2018 already and, after a very busy festive season, we now have the time to prepare for Chamonix in Summer 2018. The Start of the Summer in Chamonix – June June is always a tricky time to undertake any of the high level walking routes in the

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Weekly Walk for Fitness and Navigation Training

Cold day on the Roaches. Weekly walk to test my navigation for a Pinnacle Walking Holiday

I always try to get out of the house and go on at least one weekly walk, usually with a couple of friends, Paul and Glenn. It’s a good way to keep up the fitness and helps with my navigation skills. I would not like to get any guests lost on our Pinnacle Walking Holidays.

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Eat a Healthy Breakfast Before a Day’s Walking

Paula's Yoghurt included in every Healthy Breakfast

People miss out on a healthy breakfast for various reasons, from not feeling very hungry first thing in the morning to believing it will aid their weight loss goals. Eating low-GI, complex carbohydrates alongside a helping of protein at the start of the day will give your body all it needs in terms of energy;

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Alpine Walking Break Favourite Trek

Ibex often seen on an Alpine Walking Break

Another favourite with guests on a Alpine Walking Break with us is the trek to the Refuge de la Pierre a Berard. On one of our Alpine walking breaks this is usually one of the quieter walks in the Mont Blanc area and, as a bonus, there is always the possibility of seeing some Ibex

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Walking Holidays Synonymous with Pinnacle

walking to puez hut from the gardena pass

Hopefully the very mention of the word Pinnacle has you thinking of us: Making us synonymous with Walking Holidays; chalet holiday specialists providing organised trips in the UK and Europe. Whether it’s one of our walking holidays or just a day off from the chores; make 2017 the year to get out and enjoy walking.

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Cleaning Walking Boots

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

So, you’ve been out having some fun in the countryside, or maybe just working in the garden. The point is, you’ve been working hard in the mud and wet and now you’re done and you want your tea. Cleaning walking boots is the last thing on your mind as you are tempted to throw your boots

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Chamonix Walking Holiday

A great view on a Chamonix walking holiday

Another of my favourite walks to take our guests who are on a Chamonix Walking Holiday is the route to Montenvers from Plan de l’Aiguille. Starting from the Aiguille du Midi cable car station in the centre of Chamonix we take the lift to the mid station at Plan l’Aiguille where lots of those on a

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